Walks in the snow

Easy walks to take in winter

A gleaming white mantle lies over meadows, fir trees and the rooftops of farmhouses, revealing the outlines of an enchanted landscape, completely transformed by winter’s magic. It beckons irresistibly to those who love to walk through the snow, breathing in the pure, crisp air and rambling at a leisurely pace.

The routes we recommend for you alternate between wide, sun-dappled expanses and atmospheric paths through the woods. These are themed trails through the trees, or offer a mountain lodge or dairy hut as their destination so you can enjoy a refreshing rest before your return. 

You can simply walk these trails or, in the case of soft, freshly-fallen snow, you can tackle them wearing snowshoes. Here’s a helpful tip for you: bring a set of spikes adaptable for all shoes with you too. These will allow you to cross even hard or frozen ice safely.


The Breath of the Trees hiking trail

During winter, the village of Lavarone in the heart of Alpe Cimbra is the starting point for you to visit a living monument: Il Respiro degli Alberi (the Breath of the Trees). This spell-binding themed trail, deep in the woods, showcases many works of art united by the common theme of trees, those cornerstones of life. The view overlooks Valsugana and Lake Caldonazzo.


To the Rifugio Fuciade

This trail is almost completely flat, so that even the smallest adventurers can enjoy being pulled along on a sledge or toboggan. The 45-minute walk takes visitors from the San Pellegrino Pass in Val di Fassa to the Rifugio Fuciade. This is an ideal destination for lunch or a snack. Follow the same route on the return journey or perhaps take a horse-drawn carriage.


From the Dosson Hut to the Meriz Hut

Easy excursion also suitable for families with children which, in just over 4 km, leads to Meriz Hut through the Paganella woods. From Dosson, take the forest road in the woods, at the foot of the famous Olimpionica 2 “champion track”.  About halfway you come across the Croz del Rasar overlook, from which it is possible to admire Andalo from above and enjoy a unique panorama of the Brenta Dolomites.


Hunting the dragons of Latemar Mountain

Every step reveals a fresh surprise! The Dragon's Forest, in Val di Fiemme, is a half-hour trail that uses fairytale-inspired games to transform a walk in the compact snow into a true adventure packed with entertaining “challenges”. Upon arrival at Latemar Mountain, the fun continues with sledging and tubing. Ideal for families!


A trip to the Malga Ritorto

The scent of the fir trees envelops those who head towards Malga Ritorto: the easy trail can be reached by means of the Colarin-Patascoss cableway which takes you to Patascoss. The flat, snow-covered road continues into the woods, reaching the clearing in front of the mountain hut, where you can enjoy a plate of polenta while admiring the Brenta Dolomites in front of you. 


Hike to the Colbricon Lakes

An easy hike that starts from the Malga Rolle mountain hut and ventures into the upper part of the Paneveggio forest, with centuries-old spruce, larch and stone pine trees. Upon reaching the Colbricon Lakes, you can admire breathtaking views of the peaks that were the theatre for World War I, as well as the Dolomite groups of Pale di San Martino, Marmolada, Catinaccio and Latemar.


Snow walk at the Regole di Malosco

A beautiful forest path that connects the Paradiso area, near the village of Ruffrè, to the famous Regole di Malosco meadows. The route is suitable for everyone and does not have any noteworthy gradients. The meadows of the Regole di Malosco are bathed in sunlight, extremely scenic, and ideal for sledging!


Strolling in Panarotta - Valsugana

Easy 9 km itinerary, to be done on foot or with snowshoes, which starts just above Vetriolo and flows peacefully at the foot of Panarotta. Along the route you can admire the view over the entire Valsugana below and, shortly after setting off, you will also meet the majestic She-Wolf of Lagorai.


Sinel Path - Trincerone - Trail of Peace

Easy loop trail that winds through the beech and pine forests of Monte Zugna, the memories of the Great War and the wide views of Vallagarina, Valle dell’Adige and the Little Dolomites. The starting and arrival point is the Malga Zugna Hut and, nearby you also find the Observatory.


Walking with the gnomes

The Gnome Trail is a simple excursion running on well-paved and marked paths. The itinerary follows the educational trail up to Malga Bassa and continues up to Lago dei Caprioli, one of the iconic places of Val di Sole.

Published on 26/10/2023